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congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
't giving up yet. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." cutting our pay. that's how one u.s. officer says u.s. troops view the recommendation for a smaller pay increase in 2014. no one goes into the military to get rich but most servicemen and women need every dollar in their paycheck. so worried that next paycheck may be smaller is not going over well among the troops. our pentagon correspondent barbara starr has the details. she's working the story. barbara, what's going on? >> wolf, in this town, there's nothing that causes more anxiety in budget politics than the concept of cutting the pay for the troops. but that is exactly what is on the table if congress and the president cannot reach an agreement on a spending plan. the troops usually are happy to see defense secretary leon panetta, smiles and handshakes all around. but days before he leaves office, panetta has bad news. he's proposing less money in their paycheck next year. panetta, a savvy washington operative in budget politics, is leaving it to congress to figure out how not to cut pay and keep thousands of defen
and establish some sort of communist state. >> and why would they target the u.s. embassy? >> reporter: they are anti-capitalists and they're very, very opposed to the u.s. and nato. analysts say probably two reasons for this attack. one is to embarrass the turkish government. two is to protest the presence of u.s. patriot missiles on turkish soil. right now, 400 american troops are in turkey and they are moving that patriot missile battery into position on turkey's border with syria. turkey requested that help because of the mortars flying in from syria and they wanted the american missile to help shoot it down. >> and chris, how was the attacker able to gain access to the embassy compound? with all this talk about embassy security and what happened in benghazi, how was the attacker able to get there? >> reporter: basically he walked up to the embassy wearing a suicide vest. but it's a gated compound with blast doors, reinforced windows, and several checkpoints. he never made it past the very first checkpoint. so when he exploded his vest, it killed one of the local turkish guards who
, the question we are asking today, when is it legal for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens overseas? talking about americans here. justice department memo made public by nbc spells out the position, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpret
armstrong. will he come clean and talk to anti-doping officials about what he did? >>> breaking news. the u.s. anti-doping agency is giving lance armstrong more time to reach a deal to cooperate with them. now, today you may remember was the deadline they originally gave the cyclist. in a statement usada ceo travis tygart said "we've been in communication with mr. armstrong and his representatives and we understand he does want to be part of the solution and assist in the effort to clean up the sport of cycling. we've agreed to his request for an additional two weeks to work on details to hopefully allow for this to happen." this comes as another bombshell arrived in the drama known as lance armstrong. abc news reported the disgraced cyclist is under federal investigation for obstruction of justice, witness tampering and intimidation. they call it an active criminal investigation. now here's why it is so interesting. the u.s. justice department you may remember spent years investigating armstrong for drug distribution, fraud and conspiracy. but then a year ago it closed the case without much
that dykes had a gun? the bunker was four feet below. >> interestingly enough within we learned through the u.s. military, through a few sources confirmed to cnn, that the military loaned to the fbi high-tech detection device typically used to find homemade bombs in war zones. we do not know if this specifically was used to find that gun. it was on site. there were military members on site. we know those military members would have only been in support roles and were not involved in the raid that went in to save ethan. >> victor blackwell, live for us this morning. thank you very much. >>> new developments in the murders of well-known exnavy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and his friend, chad littlefield at a texas shooting range, police say the suspect, 25-year-old eddie ray routh, an iraq war veteran suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. he had been taken to a mental hospital twice over the past five months after threatening to kill his family and himself. the former marine is currently on so you cried watch on suicide watch. >>> federal records show buses operated by the company call failed mor
. it's a loss. >> thank you. >>> something else the u.s. postal service has given up, not sponsoring a cycling team. lance armstrong is facing a new bombshell, reports that federal investigators are building an active criminal case against him. a woman he tried to destroy during the doping scandal joins me next. and a man taking the same drugs lance armstrong is taking, you need to hear this report before you decide you want to take the drugs. hi. hi. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. shareable data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little
, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thursday's confirmation hearings for john brennan, nominated to become the next director of the cia. two voices i want to bring in. we have cnn senior legal analyst jeff toobin here sitting with me in new york and in atlanta, tom juneau, esquire writer at large. tom, let me begin with you. you and i have talked multiple times about drones, ad nauseam about your piece in "esquire" last july, you write about anwar al awlaki, his son who you call collateral damage. in learning of thi
targeting americans in turkey. a suicide bomber hit the u.s. embassy. we have late details about what the terrorists were aiming at who they are. we begin, though, tonight, with another breaking story, the growing turmoil playing out as we speak on the streets of america's shaky ally egypt. cairo tonight, the presidential palace under attack. protesters throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, other egyptian cities seeing eruptions of violence. people in parts of the country living under a 30-day curfew. pressure apparently building on egypt's government two years after demonstrations toppled the last one. ben wedeman as he was during that uprising, tonight, he joins us from there. friday is usually a big day for protests in the middle east, a day of prayers, people in the mosques and come out and protest. what are you seeing out there tonight? >> reporter: this week it wasn't just friday, it was all week long we had protests and clashes. what we saw, we were outside at the palace, basically the egyptian white house, where initially it was a peaceful demonstration, a mixed crowd of christia
it an active criminal investigation. now here's why it is so interesting. the u.s. justice department you may remember spent years investigating armstrong for drug distribution, fraud and conspiracy. but then a year ago it closed the case without much of an explanation. it surprised a lot of people at the time. even some of those involved in the investigation because many were convinced that they had the goods on armstrong. many thought armstrong's admission that he doped during his prime years of cycling might lead to new criminal charges. he's denied doping for years, even under oath. we now know that the federal investigation never ended or it's been restarted. the big question tonight is, could lance armstrong actually go to jail? betsy andreu is with us tonight. her husband was a teammate of lance armstrong. they testified in the trial. jeffy tubin also joins me. you heard him say he wants to cooperate with the investigation. they're giving him more time. what do you make of that? >> i think it's a good thing. it's about time that lance came forward. i think he has good people telling hi
doesn't grab you, the rest of the story will. >> also, breaking news. a suicide bomber hit the u.s. embassy. you probably know ability that. we got late details about precisely what the terrorists were aiming at and who they are. we begin with another breaking story. the groying turmoil playing out on the streets of america's shaky ally, egypt. cairo tonight, the presidential palace under attack. other egyptian cities also seeing eruptions of violent. parts of the country living under a 30-day curfew. pressure apparently building on egypt's government two years after they toppled the last one. ben wedeman is in cairo tonight and joins us from there. friday is usually a big day for protests in the mideast because it's a day for prayer, in the mosques, and thaen come out and protest. >> this week, it wasn't just friday. it was all week long we had protests and clashes. we were outside of the palace, basically the egyptian white house, where initially it was a peaceful demonstration, a mixed crowd of christians and muslims, religious and secular, young and old. very peaceful, but when
the boy was saved from storming the bunker to reports of secret cameras, even the u.s. military was involved. >>> all right, we've lost lights. >> all right, we're going to a manual override. >> reporter: new reports the last-minute electrical upgrades caused that power outage during the super bowl. today we're on the ground pressing the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the b
, according to the u.s. coast guard they're probably less than 50 miles away from mobile right now. that might sound pretty close, but it's probably going to feel like an eternity before they get here. there was a flurry of activity last night with helicopters delivering new supplies to the ship and some new generators, so that sort of implies that they might have some means to have more electricity on board and everyone to have perhaps more food and more water before they get here. but once they do arrive here, that's when things are going to start moving relatively quickly for the 3100 passengers on board. here the plans have already been made to have buses waiting for them to take them back to their cars in galveston, texas, so they can drive right home tonight if they want to or they can take them to a hotel where you can bet there will be plenty of people anxious to get to that first hot shower they have had in quite some time. you think about this, soledad, this ship was supposed to arrive in galveston, texas, on sunday. they're now 500 miles off course and five days overdue. >> or they
" exclusive tonight, u.s. senator robert menendez finally speaking out about allegations of improper travel, sex parties with prostitutes and his relationship with a generous donor. allegations were raised just before election day. senator menendez, new chair of senate foreign relations committee has been under growing pressure to address them. he is speaking out exclusively to our chief congressional correspondent dana bash. she joins me now. you asked the senator some tough questions. what did he tell you? >> reporter: he admitted and apologized to making some travel and not paying that back. a lot of money on that, but he vehemently denied anything that was untoward or tawdry, particularly with prostitutes. listen. senator, if you can explain why it took so long to take back almost $60,000 in flights that you took with your friend. >> i was in a big travel schedule in 2010 as the chair of the dscc, plus my own campaign, getting ready for a re-election cycle. in the process of all of that, it unfortunately fell through the cracks, that our processes didn't catch moving forward and making
. >>> also in turkey, we're learning more about the suicide bomber that attacked the u.s. embassy on friday. this video shows the bomber. police say under that heavy jacket, he had more than 13 pounds of explosives and a hand grenade. a leftist group is claiming responsibility for the blast which killed the turkish guard and injured a journalist. >>> authorities say it may have to do with the u.s. sending patriot missiles to turkey to support rebels in neighboring syria. >>> the united states would be willing to engage in direct talks with iran, but only if tehran takes them seriously. that's what vice president joe biden told a security conference yesterday in munich. talks would focus on iran's nuclear program. the nation's leaders say they're enriching uranium for peaceful purposes. discourage iran from developing nuclear weapons. >>> one group is target their efforts on washington for super bowl sunday. mayors against illegal guns have bought ad time to push for universal background checks on all gun purposes. here's part of that commercial. >> the nra once supported background checks.
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assets of the u.s. military that were brought to bare. leon panetta personally approved the use of special equipment that apparently could be used like, say, for detecting ieds overseas. it was allowed to be used here. there were soldiers here. soldiers only used to operate the equipment, not in any way to go in with law enforcement. they don't have that power. >> how unusual is that, martin, that leon panetta of the defense department, that's the highest level of the american military system, would be involved in this? >> yeah, that's extremely unusual, you're right, erin. there were also reports of unmanned surveillance, drones, that have been used. that hasn't been concerned. but it gives you a sense there was from the highest levels a very strong commitment and feeling of sympathy for the little boy and trying to get it resolved in a way where he was safe and that's what happened. >> martin savidge, thank you very much. everyone i know has been talking about the little boy and what it was like for him down in the darkness in that bunker. i want to bring in a psychiatrist and
on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a second man at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company he founded after leaving the navy. the gunman accused of killing kyle has been identified as eddie ray routh. he is in custody facing two counts of capital murder. earlier i spoke with one of kyle's friends, jason kos, about the man he called a war hero. >> he and a friend took a marine that was suffering from ptsd to a gun range to shoot and as a way that he always did giving back and, you know, it was certainly him taking his time to help, again, help war heroes. >> he had quite a reputation in the field as one of the most lethal snipers out there. how did he handle that? >> you know, he viewed, chris viewed it as his job and he was protecting his brothers, frankly. he as a man was quite contrary to that because he was incredibly loving father and charismatic and really caring person. so, it's quite a contrast from what he did as his job
for the targeted killing of americans. the memo says the u.s. can use lethal force against an american citizen overseas if that person happens to be a senior leader with al qaeda. the 16 page policy paper also states clear evidence of an imminent attack against the united states that it is not required to carry out a targeted killing. >> the state department is refusing to discuss a 3 1/2 minute propaganda video uploaded to youtube by the north korean government. it shows a young man dreaming of a rocket attack on a city that looks like new york. it eventually shows the city in ruins with we are the world playing in the background. the state department says it won't dignify the video by speaking about it. >> this is better man's favorite story of the day. disney is expanding the gallon abs city far, far away. they announced a new star wars trilo trilogy. >> very excited about that. >> so now they've unveiled plans for two stand alone spinoff movies. each spinoff will be written around a specific character. they're scheduled to be released after episode 7 due out in the summer of 2015 with j.j.
this today. >> i imagine they will. the u.s. conference of bishops, they have been very vocal on this but put out a press rele e release. it gets very complicated. >> insurance companies footing the bill. how are any feeling about that? >> well, two parts of that. one, insurance companies know that when you give a woman birth control, you end up saving a lot of money in the end, right? not paying for her pregnancy, not paying for the birth, not paying to take care of the child, once the child is born. they know they'll save money. another thing is that in some cases, insurance companies have to -- that have to pay fees to the federal government for obama care, they won't have to pay some of those fees. >> they won't. >> right. so that's where it gets complicated. insurance companies, they haven't put out their official statement yet but they're financially taken care of to a great degree in this plan. >>> we're hearing secretary of state hillary clinton has just turned in her resignation. and any minute now she is expected to say good-bye, one last time. we'll show it to you live. love about
treating the 28-year-old says she has a complex torn ligament in her right knee. the u.s. ski team says vonn will be out for the rest of the season. they do say they expect her back in time for the 2014 olympic games. you may say that's so far away. dr. strickland of the hospital for special surgery talked to us today and said it's a devastating injury that usually takes 9 to 12 months for an elite athlete like vonn to get back to a full level of training after something like this. >>> congressman jared paulus and bloomenaur of oregon have introduced two bills. it allows those states which legalize marijuana to do so without worrying about federal agencies raiding businesses. how much would this pot tax raise? i'm not a smoker but if you are, this will matter to you. if the federal tax of $50 an ounce were placed on pot, an estimate from the congressional research service says it would rake in $20 billion in revenue annually. that's right. once it's legal, you pay a tax. >>> it's been 551 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? in its latest eco
ago, the u.s. considered taking him down and chose not to. vicki huddleston was the u.s. ambassador to mali when he first popped on the radar. >> he was not a threat to anyone. just a cigarette smuggler at that point and not a legitimate target. >> ten years later, he is one of the most brazen to have targeted americans abroad. in january, he master minded the attack on an algerian gas plant. his group took dozens of hostages and three americans ended up dead. >> we've seen he is a much clevererer man than we imagined. >> back then, it seems too risky. huddleston argued against an air strike in 2003. >> the strikes would have been imperfect and would have united the region against us. >> she did push for intense intelligence sharing and mentoring with mali's forces and uniting the region against militants. >> the tragedy is we did not continue the same policy. >> she later moved over to the pentagon for the obama administration. she says they advocated a policy of trying to contain al-qaeda in north africa, instead of building up the abilities of regional governments to fight them.
either. so right now, john, brooke, u.s. still anybody's guess what happened. >> thanks, john. something happened. we'll find out sooner or later. john zarrella, it's dark right now, but the lights will come on at some point. when the lights did go out during the super bowl, did they go out on new orleans's chances at landing another big event? the city council president stacy head with us next. >>> are americans more committed or are they going more on the friends with benefits relationship skew. hmm? match.com with an exclusive look at new numbers, new studies, fascinating stuff. dating in america, coming up this morning. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noti
with their own cell phone cords and bikinis. the women raped, the men helpless to stop it from happening. u.s. a delicate situation he says, but we will apply the full weight to the law against those responsible. all the victims, tourists from spain. one woman from mexico was left unharmed. some neighbors say they heard music coming from the beach house that night, suggesting there may have been a party with no gate, fence, or security, the house easily entered. invaded from the beach. the shocking crime has struck worry and fear in those who know and love this popular vacation destination. >> i'm excited to be here, but at the same time, a little nervous. >> the attack comes as tens of thousands of teens and twenty-something american spring breakers prepare to ascend on acapulco for the annual right of sun, beaches and parties. the city of acapulco has been an oasis of relative calm in the mexican state of guerrero. a place hard hit by drug-related violence. the u.s. state department recommends deferring nonessential travel to southern portions of the state. and even acapulco itself, the bes
the shamedyclist has till tomorrow to tell the u.s. anti-doping agency about his drug taking. armstrong of course talkeded to oprah winfrey but will he talk to them? that's all for us tonight. >>> tonight, a pretty stunning statement about governor chris christie, a man who could one day be president or run for president. quote, i'm worried about this man dying in office. christie is also speaking out about his health. our question tonight, could someone who is considered overweight also be considered healthy. we have answers for you ahead. "360" m.d. sanjay gupta will join us for that. also, why some people build bunkers. what drives them to prepare for everything from natural disasters to the end of the world as he see it. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news. the first look at the bunker jimmy lee dykes turned into a prison cell for a 5-year-old boy and a kind of twisted alamo where he made his final fatal stand. a bunker we're now learning that included two bombs. the fbi just released the photos. this is the bunker itself. the blue tent was added to preserve any evide
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. >>> bottom of the hour, i'm brooke baldwin. for the next 30 minutes we're getting all sides from the story you will be talking about at the dinner table tonight. want to start here with the u.s. postal service saying it will shut down saturday mail service. that starts in august. but americans s s are simply no sending as much mail. the result, the postal service posted a record loss, $15.9 billion last year. the post master general saying today, quote, you can't beat free. let's bring in our panelists to talk all things postal service, jawn murray back today, lauren ashburn back as well, editor in chief of daily download. amy palmer, entertainment reporter and founder of power women tv. and last but not least, chris frates for national journal. let me ask you this, no saturdays, big surprise, do you care? >> it is interesting, brooke. a lost folks here in washington are thinking, maybe this is the postal service move to take away a delivery day to try to get some sympathy and do the most extreme thing first. we'll can
, and if someone is importing these substances into the u.s. and then redistributing those distance substances, there could be a variety of federal drug crimes involved. >> now, callan says a-rod's first concern should be a potential suspension from major league baseball. that could still be a long way off. >> thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >>> it's groundhog day. the day when we find out if we'll have an early spring or six more miserable weeks of winter. it all depends on the legend drid prognosticate are punxsutawney phil. did he see his slad doe this morning? >> so you faithful, there is no shadow to see. an early spring for you and me. >> i'll believe it when i see it. you heard phil what he had to say. what about chuck the groundhog? he's staten island zoo's prognosticator. he also predicted an early spring. hmm. >>> speaking of animal predictions, are the bulls going to continue their run on wall street? we'll look at what's driving the dow's big climb back to the 14,000 point and what it could mean for your bottom line. >>> and this goat could be worth a million dollars after
with children's motrin. >>> it has been a wild week of weather in parts of the u.s., but finally a bit of good news from america's favorite ground hog. punxsutawney phil says winter is fading fast and spring is near. now, i should note that the furry prognosticator, there it is, has an accuracy rate of only 39%. thanks, phil. while that ground hog says spring is near, parts of the u.s. are still freezing and recovering from a devastating week of weather. i got a chance to see it first hand. we can see circulation in the clouds. >> reporter: topping a week of wild weather, a reporter from atlanta affiliate wusb caught a twister as it touched down. it left one man dead and utter destruction. this is main street in adairsville, georgia. this is exactly where that tornado hit. you can see devastation on that side of the street, the trucks completely destroyed here, and on this side was a normal day of work here at the plant where they make parts for tractors, complete devastation, 50 to 100 people worki ing here today, al of them finding across this entire area, trucks, everything, shredded. the s
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colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> another hot topic at the hearing today, it was a 2006 interview that hagel gave to former middle east peace negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i
tradition that's become popular in the u.s. over the last 40 years. the reality is that there are christians opposing that policy change including the united church of christ, one of the bsa's largest top sponsors who friday stated, "the ban is inconsistent with the values of dignity and respect that serves the foundation of the scouting program." we couldn't agree more. even though i might be talking about respect, respect for him is a one way street. nobody's calling for the exclusion of baptists, mormons, catholics. frankly, anybody who holds ed's point of view. we're seeing scouts is a program that's experiencing inclusivity because we believe in the values that constitute the program. >> let me ask you about a woman, jennifer tyrell. she was kicked out of the scouts. she is a lesbian mom who was a den leader for her son. is she a threat? >> the question is whether a private organization can have -- >> answer that first. >> i don't know this woman. how could i possibly judge whether she's a threat? the fact of the matter is that organizations have all sorts of general rules that they ado
. an embattleled u.s. senator's hitting back at his accusers. new video could potentially support his claim he's the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. plus, a huge scandal in the world's most popular sport. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning se incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both
. the deadly attack on a u.s. embassy in turkey was an act of terror. it killed a turkish security guard and injured a turkish journalist. authorities say this man blew himself up outside the embassy. he is known to u.s. intelligence officials and was a member of a radical left wing group in turkey. >>> number three, former california governor jerry brown now has to decide whether a member of the manson group should be set free. he was sentenced to murder along with charles manson back in 1972. kyung lah spoke with his attorney. >> i think the governor should respect the work done by his parole board. that hearing lasted about five or six hours. they took into account everything about bruce and they didn't grant him parole as a favor. they didn't grant him parole on a whim. they considered it very carefully. >> the parole board recommended parole for davis three years ago, but it was blocked by then governor arnold schwarzenegger. >>> number four, 60 harvard students have been forced to temporarily withdraw from school after being linked to a cheating scandal at the university. harvard i
. the most lethal sniper in u.s. history, shot and killed far away from the battlefield at a gun range south of ft. worth, texas. his alleged killer, said to be one of the fellow veterans kyle was trying to help adjust to civilian life. eddie routh is charged of killing kyle and another man on saturday. motive is unknown. kyle is a former navy s.e.a.l. who served four combat tours in iraq. 160 confirmed kills. after retiring, he wrote a best-selling memoir called "american sniper." he counciled other veterans and described frustration with the treatment of the veterans on "inside the team room" this is last year. >> instead of just going to the airport and saying thank you and shaking a hand, take a step farther, why don't you go up, and random act of kindness, show your thanks. you don't have to spend a dime, just your time. >> we have the producer of the series, and you might recognize him from mad tv or one of his many other tfrp v and movie credits. thank you for being with us. how did you meet chris? and what went through your mind when you found out he had been killed? >> i met chris i
to be a collaborator and a principled investigator with the u.s. secret service on the one study of school shooters. this is targeted violence. i don't know if adam lanza purposefully went into the school to get someone. these are kids who went into the school because they hated school and hated people. they were homicidal, they were suicidal. many of them were able to get weapons from other family members, they were able to break into the locked case, and many of these weapons caused multiple damage. now, would i say, if we do away with those weapons, will end school shooting? no. i'd be a quack if i said that. but with the number of people killed be diminished? absolutely. >> but it's interesting that you say that video games -- because people have talked about adam lanza, reportedly, a game aficionado. and senator grassley did, just in the past, literally couple of moments, sir, send in a statement. i wanted to read you something he said. he said, this is about much more than gun violence, but then he brings up this. he says, it shouldn't be acceptable to any of us, including in hollywood and in
did. >>> chris kyle one of the best snipers the u.s. military has ever seen went to a shooting range with two other men this weekend. only one of the three is alive, and he's charged with double murder. >>> also later, the pakistani teenager shot in the head by a taliban gunman. she's talking about her future. literally, she's talking up a storm. dr. sanjay gupta explains how this is possible. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve daily physical function so moving is easier. celebrex can be taken with or without food. and it's not a narcotic. you and your doctor should balance the benefits with the risks. all prescription nsaids, l
. that is very shallow. i'll switch over to miles because we're on the u.s. network now. that's very shallow. we're now talking 18 miles deep. that will make a difference. it should make a difference in that, in fact, the effects it has on the shoreline. because the wave will likely be a bit smaller. we already understand there has been damage to some shorelines so we're not try to minimize this. what i'd rather see is the change we have. which is the earthquake occurred deeper as opposed to more shallow but it was a major, in fact, a great earthquake at 8.0. sometimes you can go through a year without, deb, without getting one of these here, so as a result of this happening, underwater, in the pacific ocean, at the magnitude it did and at the depth that it did, tsunami warnings have been issued and we have multiple territories and countries that are involved. one of them is australia. also new zealand as well in that warning. >> the solomon islands are parent of what's known as the ring of fire. it's an area that's subject to a lot of earthquakes. this area has been hit several types over the l
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